Aspiring entrepreneurs can meet with executives from more than 400 franchise brands, including five from Long Island, at the International Franchise Expo from June 15-17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

The expo by MFV Expositions and sponsored by the International Franchise Association will showcase international and national franchises.

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Long Island-based franchise brands that will be exhibitors include Jericho-based fast-food chain Nathan’s Famous, which sells hot dogs, fries and burgers; Bohemia-based LI SuperBowls, which serves acai bowls topped with fresh fruit and homemade granola; Merrick-based, which offers kickboxing classes; West Babylon-based Sign Me Up Signs and Advertising, which offers advertising for businesses; and Farmingdale-based Minuteman Press International, Inc., which provides digital print, design and promotional products and services to businesses.

Franchise investments can range from $10,000 to more than $1 million.

The expo will offer more than 85 educational programs.

Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest on July 4, 2009 in Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES / Yana Paskova

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